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underway. >> walter mccormick, president and ceo of u.s. telecom, retiring at the end of 2016. chris lewis, vice president of public knowledge at politico. thank you so much. >> c-span, treated by america's cable companies 35 years ago, brought to you as a public service by your local cable or satellite provider. cspan's road to the white house coverage continues from iowa with bill and chelsea clinton following hillary clinton in cedar rapids. it is live at 8:15 p.m. eastern. more from the campaign trail tomorrow with remarks from donald trump. he will speak with supporters in council bluffs, iowa. you can see that live sunday at 2:00 p.m. eastern. after that, vermont senator and
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tomorrow, on washington journal, hillary clinton supporter and her senior adviser in iowa, jerry crawford discusses why he supports mrs. clinton and his efforts to get voters have to caucus monday. then i was senator chuck grassley previews -- iowa senator chuck grassley previews the caucuses and says what he has yet to endorse a candidate. simon conway of who radio discusses iowa's political environment in who he thinks will win the caucuses monday night. plus, we will take your phone calls, facebook comment, and tweets. washington journal, live at 7:00 a.m. eastern on c-span. 100ier today, more than voting precinct captains and chairs throughout polk county, iowa gathered at a local union hall in des moines to hear from state democratic party officials at a caucus training session. iowa holds the first in the nation present joe caucuses on monday.
-- nation presidential caucuses on monday. >> good morning democrats. is this on? good morning democrats! [cheering] >> i am your state chair, and i am proud to be your chait -- your state chair. are you proud to be democrats? [cheering] >> that is it. i got to go all over iowa, and there are people everywhere, volunteers everywhere. you are the backbone of the iowa democratic party. you are the heart and soul. give yourself a hand for being here this morning. [applause] i have been going all over, talking about our caucuses. i know people want to know about them, but we know about our caucuses. we know how to run them. we know what a great caucuses going to be. it will be a great turnout. but more importantly, we have
great chairs in 1681 precincts. expansion efforts. we are going to run a great new inclusive process. we will have a wonderful time on monday night. and no snow, alright? [laughter] so i want to thank the polk county democrats for doing this. tom henderson would have been here, but his wife had a little mishap, he's not. but tom and camera do a great job. -- and tamara do a great job. can we give them a hand? [applause] i just thought id' scream. [laughter] oh, i want to get you guys started on your training. we have binge training like -- been training and testing like crazy. you have other things to do. we have had a great team this year. the biggest caucus team we have had. we are all over iowa. we had the leader of our caucus team to help us through this today. her name is josie bradley.
i have been working with her for about a year. she is the most wonderful woman. she has got this thing under control. the way we get it under control is all of you. ask good questions, learn lots, and have a great time at monday night. amnnd thank you for being democrats! [applause] [laughter] >> hi everyone, thank you so much for being here today. oh, i have the mic. is that better? thank you all so much for being here today. this is a great turnout, and we are so excited to have everyone here. we have a great presentation for everyone. to start off, i'd like to actually introduce camera henderson. fewra is going to go over a polk county specifics. we will let her get started.
[applause] tamyra: good morning everybody. there is a yellow packet you got with your regular white packet. in it is her county specific information. , so you a precinct map know the boundaries for your precinct. there is a copy of all the caucus location. if you have somebody at the wrong precinct, you can know where they are supposed to be. a couple of information sheet that we did that we hope or helpful when is a caucus overview for the beginner-- -- one is a caucus overview for the beginner. something else we thought would be helpful, the help of rick smith sitting here, there is a sheet that describes the different committees that we elect what those different roles
are. people can make an educated decision and hopefully get somebody elected to the positions. hopefully you will find those very helpful. the other thing -- don't forget, there is a big pink envelope in your packet, in that yellow envelope. please make sure the very big pink envelope gets passed around. it really helps us. obviously there is a lot of cost involved. any help we can get is greatly appreciated. of course, we want to do with. if there are any questions were me, i will be here until the very end. i want to thank very much, any mcguire, our -- andy mcguire, our chair for doing this wonderful training for us. thank you. [applause] we will get started then. a few things i want to say before he gets to the training.
everyone has in their caucus packet a guide as well as a reporting guide. all of the information you will see today, you have in your hands. the guide included in your packet says updated december 1. we have a couple older versions you might also have. the information is exactly the same, the layout might just be different. don't worry about that. just know that it's updated december 1, that will be the best one to have with you on caucus night. [inaudible] josie: i am not entirely sure how to do that. [laughter] >> test test. >> hold it closer. josie: is that better?
if you can't hear, just let me know. we will get started. i have slides. we obviously have a really big group today. please, if you can, hold your questions for those slides. we have a lot of material. we will cover probably most of your questions as we move through them. if anything comes up, please don't hesitate to reach out to me or our wonderful regional caucus staff. we are more than happy to answer those questions as you have them. great., just an overview here as far as what we want cover. preparing for the caucuses, how to get people registered and signed in, calling the caucus to order, forming a preference groups in electing delegates. we will talk about how to report. then we will go over the party
building elements, how to elect your convention committee representatives, your precinct committee folks. we will talk about resolution discussion and adoption. then how to make sure we get all of the materials back. is this one better? [laughter] okay, well bear with us here. then we will do any final question that you might. preparing for the caucuses. you'recaucus night, going to want to check over your caucus packet in front of you. familiarize yourself with the materials. they sure you don't have any questions about what is included that. first, make sure it is the correct packet for your precinct. each one has the precinct and county on the front. you will want to double check that.
the number of delegates your precinct will elect is also printed on the label clearly. that is where you will find that. the number of committee members and precinct committee people that you elect should also be on that packet. i know those are specific in your polk county packets as well. you will want to make sure all of the forms you need are in there. then, you will use each one. sorry, i just went to grab this so i do not have to look behind me. okay, caucus packet contents here. first, you have reporting credentials. that will tell you how to report your results after the preference groups form and you reward your delegates.
you will see a letter from our chair. a few different posters that you will want to hang up describing the process. we have a taxes poster, then agenda, so that everybody in the room knows what is going on. you will have letters from presidential candidates. you will have nominating petitions included in there. that is for other candidates to make sure they are on the ballot. we also have contribution envelopes. caucus registration forms and a voter registration forms. absentee ballot request forms. we will have surveys. our caucus map more cheat, summary results form, and the return envelope. we'll go through how to use each of these documents and what specifically we mean with each of those. so, preparing for the caucus. before caucus night, it is a good idea to go to your site and
just get a feel for what the room will look like and how the site is set up. so, it is a good idea to check for cellular reception. adequate seating. what tables are available for registration, where the restrooms are located. it is always a good idea to have contact information for the site managers. that is in case you need to get a hold of them for any reason. we recommend getting a home number as well as a cell phone number. if you do need to call them on the caucus night, you are able to. just check for any issues there might be with accessibility and how to solve those. things to make sure you bring to the caucus. obviously, you want to make sure you have your packets. that is important. smartphone. if you have one, or his cell phone need to build to report your results. you want to bring a calculator to help with that delegate math. pens and pencils for sign in and for you to fill out the forms.
extra paper is always a good idea to have, in case you need to write something down if you run out of space. a clock or watch keep track of time. possibly markers and posterboard board or butcher paper, if you want to make up signs, i know sometimes people will write the number very clearly on a poster. then, some sort of thing to take -- to tape everything and a stapler. i know we have a lot of masking tape or scotch tape, we recommend painters tape. it makes things easier to fax. then, best practices here. it is always a good idea to arrive 45 minutes-one hour early. doors have to open it 6:30. they can open earlier if you're there and set up. we recommend getting there an hour earlier. especially for locations in
polk, obviously. as far as setting up for the caucus, make sure you are setting up your tables and chairs laying out the materials , in the order you will use them. any of the prep work will be helpful for later on. hanging up posters. if you have not had a chance, it is always a good idea to find volunteers with this process. oftentimes, that can just be a spouse or even people who arrive early. they will help with some of this so it can move right along. any questions about setup? yes. [indiscernible] >> -- will not allow you to hang anything without painter's tape. just as you said.
by one of the campaigns if they can bring food. had questions if food is allowed. that is up to the discretion of the chair. a lot of time locations will just say no to that. individually, that is up to you. obviously, any opportunity we make available is something we want to make available to all campaigns across the board. that is at your discretion. >> you said we could bring smartphones. are there any other devices like a wi-fi computer or a tablet that we can use? josie: yep, you can use a tablet. we will go through all of the reporting. so we will talk about that. >> do have a list of wi-fi availability? do we have to find out for ourselves? josie: wi-fi isn't necessary to do the reporting. it is helpful, but we don't have a list of those available. >> so bring your cell phone and tablet.
so have a backup with you. also, in the past, candidates have shown up and had the opportunity to talk. whereabouts are we going to allow that to happen? josie: again that will vary site to stite. obviously these are open to the public. people are definitely able to interact with caucus-goers before and after the caucus. once the caucus is called to that the onlyay people participating are eligible attendees. >> say donald trump wants to talk about his candidacy. at what point can he do that -- before? josie: before or after. call from a couple of people from campaigns. they want to put literature. we talk about using tape. is it up to the chairperson to decide how much they can do?
does that also include if it spills over into the hallway? josie: again, that is at the discretion of the chair. sometimes, it is a good idea to separate where each group will align before hand so that as people are coming in the door it is very clear what's where. the question was about campaigns hanging signs, and if that is allowed. again, it varies site to site. but a lot of times it's a good idea to have that before the caucus. i see that there are a few more questions. i have a 17-year-old grandson who turns 18 november 8. great for him, he will be able to vote. said it has toa
be up to 6 months before the caucus. josie: we will go through that, but if they are 18 before the next general election, they can participate in the caucus. we will move along if they are questions. please grab a hold of us. but for the sake of time. caucus registration procedures. counts as an eligible caucus attendee? you must be a resident of that precinct in which you are holding the caucus in iowa. again, you have to be 18 years old by november 8, 2016, the next general election. as long as they will be 18 by that date, they are eligible to participate in the caucus. you have to be a registered democrat. voter registration is available at all sites. you must be signed in or in line by 7:00 p.m. >> again, if he's not taking -- he's not 18--
josie: sure, we will go through that. don't worry, we have you covered. [laughter] it's with the forms -- we touch on that. [inaudible] josie: as long as people are in line by 7:00 they are able to p.m., participate. if it takes a little while to get them registered, they are still able to participate, that just means we will start a little bit later. they are available. we have questions, i'll make sure to do that. i'm sorry, we will keep moving. ok, so, observers at the caucus, obviously, our caucus is open to the public. as is all of our party functions. it is a good idea to remember there will be some observers in the room. this includes members of the media. tv crews, bloggers, newspaper radio. youth who will not be 18 years old by the next general
election, and then nonresidents, campaign staff, surrogates, and volunteers. just to go over this a little bit more. observers of the caucus, they are not able to actually participate in caucus procedure. they cannot caucus. they are not able to vote for delegates. it is sometimes a good idea. especially with media to have a designated area for observers. the reason for that is just that you need to get an accurate count of eligible attendees. you want to make sure you're very clear on who is participating and who is not. sometimes, it is just a good idea to have a space there so that you are able to get an accurate count. again, it is inappropriate for the media to interview caucus participants during the event.
just a few more notes here about observers. the facility is for caucus attendees of the democratic party. as the chair, you do have ultimate authority over that site. so, broadcast equipment cannot hinder or obstruct participation. the chair does have the right to ask violators to leave. so, we recommend a three strike policy. if someone is doing something that is disrupting the caucus, or there is an issue, first, just ask them to please stop doing whatever they are doing. if it continues, we recommend saying if this does not stop, we will have to ask you to leave. if the problem is still we will actually ask them to leave the site. as the chair, you have the authority to do that. it is something we will work to back you up from the party, if
there are issues. caucus registration. it should be monitored by the temporary chair or secretary to ensure that all of the forms are completed correctly. again, it is a good idea to find volunteers to help with this process. especially because a lot of the caucuses will be bigger here in polk county. thesehould understand how filled out, right? attendees must sign in at the station table. you must nature they get signed and. -- you must make sure they get signed in. >> you talk about the cutoff at 7:00. when i went to caucus, i handed out -- i had luggage claim forms. i had those out to the last one in line at 7:00. but the people handed out -- other people handed out little
tickets so they could keep count. after 7:00, that is the cutoff. josie: right, the question is about making sure you know is in line by 7:00. a few best practices for that. one is handing people apiece of paper. anybody before 7:00, if you don't have a piece of paper, you are not ready to register. sometimes you will have somebody said at the end of the line at 7:00 and know, hey this is the cutoff. we have two different registration forms that we use for getting people in the door. one is our list. it is the 2016 caucus registration form. i will show you what that looks like in a second. this has people's printed names. their printed data birth, address. all they have to do is sign of their name on the line next to the printed name.
they will fill in the bubble and attendancen the column. if the attendee's name does not appear on that registration list, and they will legally be eligible to vote in the next general election, november 8, they will sign in on the 2016 caucus registration form new voters. it looks very similar, but instead of a printed name, it is just blank. they will have to write the information in. the question about voter registration. if you are 17 and a half or older on caucus night, you must also fill out a voter registration. -- voter registration form. in the state of iowa, you must be 17.5 years old to register to vote. if you're not 17.5 but you will be 18 on the caucus night, that is if you are born after august 2 of 1998, you will sign in on
the new voters form. you will skip the registration process. you just have them sign in on the new voter form. they're still eligible to participate. our form has the spot that shows that they are dedicated to the democratic party. that is not a problem at all. that is how that works. i will show you the forms. i promise i have a question slide coming up, then i will get you. again, youth who will not be eligible to vote in the next general election can still participate as observers. again, not able to join preference groups or do any of the official business of the caucus. youthill sign in on the caucus attendee form. if the caucus attendees name does not appear on the 2016 registered democrat form, but they do believe they are registered to vote we will still , ask them to reregister at the door. i want to be very clear on that.
you might have some people say i am a registered voter. i'm a registered democrat. why am i not on this list? is not a problem at all. we will just ask everyone to reregister. that is how we confirm they are democrat. you will not get two votes are anything like that. it does not negate you in any way. it is not a big deal. we're just going to ask anyone not on that printed list to just fill out a registration form and reregister. >> here are your forms. you have these in your packet. we have printed names, addresses, date of birth. they will sign next to their name and fill out that bubble. this is the registered democrats list. this is the new voter form. there, you can see is blank. they just have to file their information as they sign in.
i will pause there for a few questions. i know you guys have them. >> [inaudible] they come for precinct to register, how do we know if they are in our precinct, how we know they're not in the wrong one? josie: a couple things on that. i know that tamyra included precincts. the question is, how do we know if there is a right precinct? i know that tamyra has included precinct maps. that is one way of knowing. we can also use if people have a smartphone and can look up their location. that is another way. i want to be very clear -- you do not need any forms of identification or any proof of residency to register. they do not need to show identification at all. please do not ask for that area -- that is not needed. i want to be very clear on that.
yes. >> the question i have is -- i forget was going to ask. oh! in my case, i just recently moved and have not been able to register in my location. can i do that there, or can i do that today? registration is available at all sites. you have them in your packet. you could register today. that is not a problem. you would then reregister on the door since you are not on the printed list. i don't see phone numbers on either one of these forms. why are we not capturing phone numbers? josie: it was a matter of space on the forms. we did put either drill -- did put e-mail address on there. on our survey we do have a spot for phone numbers.
that is our next slide. everybody will pick up a survey. that is where all the contact information will be listed. >> next to the attendee bubble is a preference bubble. what is the importance of that? on andght o -- might go want to do something different. josie: we do like to collect people's initial preference on those cheeks. -- on those sheets. it is not at all binding. they can fill that out and end up joining a different group, or go to another group. having that information is definitely valuable. >> what about the precinct captain watching what is going on? josie: i do not think there is any rules against that. a lot of times people will volunteer to do that. outuld recommend reaching to the temporary chair and having those conversations ahead
of time. >> a lot of people are dealing with this where they are not in their home precinct, my wife like to help, what we do about own,fe's ballot or my since we know we are in the wrong precinct? josie: the question is about people helping out in precincts that are not their own. definitely allowable, but since you are nonresident, you are not able to participate in that precinct's caucus. >> my understanding is that somebody can put your name forward for a caucus, my wife wanted to do that for me. josie: the question is about someone putting your name forward. if you are interested in being elected as a delegate, that would be allowed, but you can't actually participate in the preference group formation process.
if your preferred candidate was awarded delegates, and he wanted to serve in one of those spots, those would be allowed. we will go through that. i will take one more question. >> we do not ask anyone for identification, including 17-year-olds. we just say, are you going to be 18 by november 8, and if they say yes, we register them. josie: no one should ask for i.d. that is not needed at all. i.d., no proof of residency needed. moving along with caucus registration procedures. also including a packet, you'll see absentee ballot request forms. they can be handed out at the registration people to vote by mail. we also have idp caucus surveys.
they should be given to each attendee to be filled out. it is not required that they return that or fill it out. we want to stress that it is a party building activity. this is how we get good contact information. this is how we find out local people who might be interested in running for office. we get strong community leaders. we want to emphasize that we get the surveys filled out. one quick question. [laughter] >> in the past, there has been one fraudulent person who registered fraudulently, knowing he registered fraudulently, there are legal consequences to that. josie: the question is about registration and if people register whether or not a resident, or those issues. registering to vote someplace where you are not -- that is
obviously voter fraud. there are federal laws against that. obviously, that is a huge problem. that is how we protect against that. ok. calling the caucus to order. ok, the caucus should be called to order at 7:00, or soon thereafter. as long as people are in line by 7:00, they are able to participate and should be allowed to sign in. what you will want to do is introduce yourself and kind of go over the agenda. go over the agenda that is in your booklet. you want to explain the purposes of the caucus. that is to form preference groups and elect members to the delegation, adopt platform resolution, and elect your democratic party leadership.
ok, the idp presentation. included in your packet, you will a letter from dr. andy mcguire. you'll want to read that or pass around to the attendees. make it possible for people to read and see. we also have included a green finance envelope. if you want to pass that around to attendees for contributions to the party. just a note on that, checks should be made available to the iowa democratic party. you want to seal and return all countries in -- all contributions to the idp. the caucus secretary should sign across the field before it is placed in the envelope. we will hold on to that for a second. failure to comply with those instructions may result in disclosure issues. it is printed on the envelope. very self-explanatory.
we should not having problems with that. ok, again, we want to encourage attendees to fill out the absentee ballot request forms. we have a lot of people in iowa who go by mail. that is something we want to make available. the receipt does have to be issued to people who are requesting a ballot. those receipts will have preprinted information for the democratic party. you will have to fill out their name, who the ballot requested, who was requested by, and the date and time it is received by you. that will be 7:00 on february 1. you want to collect those forms as soon as they are completed. you want to make sure they are filled out correctly and legibly. you what to place those in the envelope c, the one that goes back to the county auditor. again, we will go through all of that. ok, income tax. you will want to remind attendees that they can help the
idp by using the iowa income tax checkoff. again, you'll have a poster on the wall that walks people through what that looks like. using the checkoff does not reduce the refund. nor will it increase the amount that you may owe. it is a good thing to remind people to do before tax season. letters and nomination petitions. again, you will see in your packet we have an other envelope in red. it says letter and nomination petitions. those are for various candidates in the state. it is always a good idea to have those available for people to read or post them so everybody can see them. each caucus attendee is able to sign a candidates nomination paper. they can sign for as many offices and as many candidates for a single office as they choose. i would recommend doing this as people are registering.
that what you can get it called to order and moving as soon as everybody is in the door. that is something you can have available right inside the door. people can sign it as they are waiting for a presidential preference and viability to occur. for state legislative candidates and above, you'll want to place those petitions in envelope a. the rest will go to the county chair for local level. ok, election of permanent officers. the permanent chair in secretary -- and secretary must be determined before we determine viability and form preference groups. you are temporary chairs. we are very much hoping that you will seek that position. if you are not elected, you are still responsible for assisting the new, permanent chair. it is always a good call.
you want to call for nomination. you are able to nominate yourself. those do not have to be seconded. a written ballot for the voice vote may be used to call those in favor those that are elected. you can signify by saying aye. [laughter] thank you. you will want to repeat the above steps for permanent secretary. questions? >> it is a place you do not belong -- nobody wants that. josie: the question is that if you're a temporary chair, have you been identified in a precinct where you do not reside? reside, you could be voted as permanent chair, but you cannot participate in the preference
group. but you are still able to vervive leadership -- to ser as leadership as long as you are elected permanent chair. question? >> i am extremely interested in the platform committee. i'm always interested in the platforms committee. people may not know, but it is not all about the candidates. it's also about the party platform. i may or may not be serving as a temporary chair in a separate precinct. if i am serving in a separate precinct as temporary chair, i want to be on the platform committee. how do i get there? josie: the question is about convention committees and how to get elected there. we will absolutely go through that election process. again, you are able to be elected at that level. we will talk about that a little later. yes?
>> can you explain once more the process for absentee ballots? josie: i'm guessing you guys are probably familiar with this form. it is very similar to what we used in 2014. this is the absentee ballot request form. the forms are very similar to what was used in 2014. the person fills out the top half, there is a perforated line. the bottom half is receipt. most of the information on that receipt is printed the cut is the iowa democratic party, but the receipt also includes the name of the person who is requesting the ballot. you just want to fill that out, and the date and time the ballot was requested. >> logistically, how do you accomplish that? josie: volunteers are good to help with that.
>> anybody within the caucus can volunteer? josie: they are a representative of the party, so it should be a caucus leader. but the secretary can also help with the process. the question is what is the role of the secretary. we will go through all of that as we walk through the forms. i will move on here. viability. we will get into the math and walk through how this will all play out. we have those question slides, so bear with me. we will move along and get through this. so, determining viability. in order to be eligible to elect delegates to the county
convention, a candidate must have a minimum level of eligible caucus attendees in their preference group. this is determined at 7:00 p.m., were soon or as after. if more than 85% of attendees do not wish to form preference groups, the delegates can be elected by caucuses as a whole. it probably will not happen, not in polk county. [laughter] this is more for a smaller precinct where everyone is on the same page and they want to move forward. i don't suspect that will happen anywhere here. the caucus chair will count the number of eligible caucus attendees, and announce that number to the group. lot of times, in bigger caucuses, the way they will do that is have people number off until everyone is counted for. based on the number of eligible attendees that you count in the room that night, and the number
of delegates your precinct has been assigned to elect -- again, on the front of your packet, also on your reporting credentials. you have that number. the viability threshold is calculated. we will go through the different formulas. then, i have some examples to make this really clear. i will take questions, i promise. determining viability in precincts that only elect one indelicate. -- one delegates. no preference groups form. the delegate is elected by the whole caucus by majority rule. paper ballots may be used. determining viability in precincts that elect two delegates to be viable, a group must contain at least 25% of eligible attendees.
the eligible attendees times .25. determining viability in precincts electing three delegates. to be viable the group must have 1/6th of attendees. you take eligible attendees divided by 6. in precincts electing four or more delegates, which is the bulk of the precinct, to be viable, a preference group must have at least 15% of the total attendees in their group. viability is eligible attendees times 0.15. this is on your map poster, so those -- math poster, so those formulas will be very clear. you only have to worry about one of these formulas. you only have a specific number of delegates your precinct will allow. when we calculate this number, all fractions are rounded up to the next whole number.
it does not matter if it's 7.1 or 7.8. they are both going to round up to eight people to be viable. there can be no more viable preference groups than delegates to a ward. we will talk about this later. viability threshold has been determined, the chair will announce that number to the entire caucus. everyone is clear, this is number of people you need on your side of the room to be awarded any of those delegates. there is a spot on that math poster where you can write it. if you brought posters, it's good to make sure that is up too. here are our examples. 17 eligible caucus attendees, w ith 2 delegates to elect. which one do we use?
25%, so we will take 17 times 0.25. that comes out to 4.25. what do we do with those decimals? round up. viability is 5. with three delegates, we divide by 6. 43 divided by 6, 7.16 repeated. that will round up to 8. 62 eligible -- 61 eligible caucus attendees with 5 to elect. we will use our 15% threshold. we take 61 times 1.5. that is 9.15. eligibleup, so 10 caucus attendees to be viable. questions? >> a number of people go through
registration process, and the number of people counted in the room at the time that the meeting is called to order could be different? which one rules? josie: the question is the number of people who signed in versus the number of people in the room when the caucus is called to order. we recommend that you count the actual number of people in the room, number off. >> how do i know that everybody that is claiming to participate is actually registered? josie: if you want to also count out the number you have signed in to compare that, that is a good idea too, so you can make sure the number of people in the room have all signed in. maybe if you are missing a couple, you can get them signed in. >> also, you have observers in a separate area, and they are not to leave that area during the caucus. josie: again, that is at the
discretion of the chair. in the bigger caucuses, that is one of the reasons we recommend haveing -- having a separate area. they are not necessarily pinned in, but we want to get accurate counts. you will set the rules on how that works so that you have an accurate attendee count. >> the count is based on who is actually in there, not based on the sheet? is that correct? josie: it is the number of people in the room when the caucus is called to order. >> we have a situation, three candidates, and only two delegates in the precinct. what happens in a case like that? aren't you excluding somebody? josie: the question is, we have three candidates, and maybe only two delegates to elect. we will talk about that in a minute. >> going back to eligibility --
there are some apartments in my area, and actually some of them are people who are volunteering, been here for three months, may stay on -- are they eligible? josie: if they fill out the voter registration form, people are able to participate. question here? >> first time volunteer, so i guess i have a question. josie: well thank you. [laughter] >> you say when people come to caucus, no i.d., no verification. everything is decided on the numbers of the group for a candidate. if we have 30 people who come to the caucus who are illegal aliens, that should not be there, how is their influence taken out of the total? josie: again, people have to register to vote to be able to participate.
we don't ask for that i.d. if people fill out forms, and they are not who they say they are, that is voter fraud. that is how we guarantee that. >> their influence on the caucus is not removed. they are just getting in trouble later. they can still have an impact on who the candidate will be. josie: again, we don't id at the door. if they registered to vote, that is illegal, and is voter fraud. >> they are not going to be coming out-- [laughter] josie: yeah. what other questions to we have? viability has been calculated. that has been announced. everybody knows how many people they need on their side of the room to be awarded any of those delegates assigned to your precinct. okay? now we will form the preference groups. that is the next step here.
john? >> when you call to order with a certain number, summary has to leave once the viability number is established. what does that do to the math going forward? josie: the question is you call the caucus to order and determine the viability threshold -- what happens if halfway through the preference group, someone has to leave? you will not recalculate viability at any point that evening. we had a slide coming up on that. the number of eligible attendees and the viability you said at the beginning of the night is the same you will use all night. that is regardless if people leave. forming a preference group. caucus participants have 30 minutes to divide into preference groups. that can be extended by a majority vote. the caucus chairs should direct preference groups to different
areas of the room. that is one of the reasons it may be helpful to identify that ahead of time to keep the process moving along well. if people have aligned in 20 minutes, even have to stand there and look at each other for another 10 minutes. you can keep things moving along. it is possible for an uncommitted preference group to form. after the groups form, a preference group chair will be elected in each group. this is usually the person the campaign has identified as the precinct chair. they will count all the members of their group and report back to you. they are the person getting the counts and working with you there.
>> is that the precinct captain or someone else? josie: the preference group chair is elected within each preference group. they decide who that person is. >> do we take their word for that count, or do we check that? josie: i would recommend that is a conversation. everyone should be working together on that. >> the contact information of the chair will be reported to the caucus secretary. all, is that supposed to be reported? josie: the question is about contact information for the preference group chair. we do have, on the worksheet, a spot where people sign off. that is one place. also, you have your blank paper with you. a couple of "what if" scenarios. what if there are more viable preference groups than number of
delegates to be elected? let's say you are in a precinct that only elects three delegates. but, john lennon, george harrison, paul mccartney, and ringo starr are all viable. they all have the minimum number. [laughter] i'm always for george. in that situation, you can't -- you only have three delegates to split up. the smallest preference group is going to be the one that has to realign. they will either have to join another group, or pull people into their group to no longer be the smallest. that is what happens in that scenario. >> [indiscernible] josie: correct. they have to be given an opportunity to realign. what if there is a tie? >> they could go home, cou'dn't
they? josie: that is true, they could choose to no longer participate. viability is never be calculated even if people leave. what if there is a tie for the smallest preference group? in that situation, a game of chance is used to determine what group realigns. a coin toss recommended between 2 equal sized groups. drawing names from a hat from three or more. here is the question we just had. what if a nonviable preference group decides to leave rather than realign? viability is calculated on the attendeeseligibility that is fixed throughout the night. move forward from there. we have a question slide after
this. >> we need to remind the people that when they show up, once they are in the door, don't think about having a cigarette break or running errands. they want to stay in that door, because they can't get back in. josie: the notice, make sure we stress the importance of staying and participated. not only to be counted in their groups, but making sure that we are doing party building activities. that is what the caucuses are all about here. okay, so realignment. you have counted on your groups. you have determined which ones have enough people to be viable, and which ones don't meet the minimum threshold. at this point, any preference group that is not viable must given an opportunity to realign. they can join with other viable or nonviable preference groups. viable preference groups are also able to realign. that means that in this first realignment period, anyone is free to move.
just because i caucus for george, and he is viable, if i decide to change my mind and join john's group, i can do that. likewise, if i caucus for ringo, who will not be viable, i have the opportunity to join another group. [laughter] sorry... [laughter] this is a 30 minute period. it can be extended with a majority vote. if that ends after 15 minutes, don't stand around looking at each other. unless anyone objects, you can move forward. i have a question slide. let me take realignment. after that first realignment period, that 30 minutes, if any nonviable preference groups still remain, a second
realignment will occur. during that second realignment process, only nonviable preference groups may realign. everyone is able to realign in the first realignment. period, only nonviable groups will realign. this normally happens naturally, and there is not an official second realignment. people realize, if i don't join a different group, i'm not getting one -- getting anyone over to my side, and i will not be viable. people will naturally move. if that isn't what is happening, there is a second formal realignment process. they can join together to become viable for one candidate or join other viable groups. a couple questions. was going to comment
further on people who need to leave the room, for example, to go to the restroom. that is the beauty of passing around a piece of paper to identify people who are registered so they are ok to come and go if they find it absolutely necessary. josie: a question over here? >> after the first alignment, but before the second realignment, our persuasion speeches allowed? josie: that will very precinct of precinct. you can give people time to address the whole group. if you do that, please make sure you are providing equal time to each candidate. sometimes it happens during the alignment process, so that will vary a little. question over here? >> in the past, people want to -- to be non-committed. is that something that could happen?
josie: the question is about uncommitted. an uncommitted preference group can form. the same rules apply. one more question here, then we move on. >> i can see a problem in the rule area, a challenge coming from the committee in a case like that. you are pressuring people to realign before they have an opportunity to form a group. josie: they will form those groups -- sorry, the question is about if you have more viable preference groups than candidates to elect. you allow for the initial alignment, and if they are all viable, the smallest group will realign. they can get people into their groups to no longer be the smallest group. those are the rules of the caucus. john? >> do you still realign?
josie: the question is if no one is nonviable, do you have to realign? our recommendation is it is always good to offer -- are there any objections to move along, everybody is viable, people could still switch, but you are ready to move forward without doing the realignment process. we will move along here. again, i'm happy to take questions at the end, but i want to keep things moving. at this point, you have done the realignment, it is clear you have all of your viable preference groups, and you don't have too many viable preference groups, so we are now ready to award the delegates. we will split of that number to the viable groups. a little bit of math involved. again, this is on the poster, on the math worksheet.
when awarding delegates, you take the number in a preference group and multiply that by the total number of delegates to be elected and divide that by the total number of caucus attendees, which is the same numbers you calculated at 7:00. that number will not change, even if people leave. that will give you the number of delegates your candidate has won. unlike viability, when you always roundup, this is normal rounding. you will want to total of the total numbe you have assigned to each candidate, and make sure that matches the number you are allowed to allocate in your precinct. people talk through some what is scenarios in the second. first, an example.
there are 60 eligible entities at the carlton precinct caucus, and they will elect five delegates to the county convention. what do we use for viability? 50%. we will take 60 times .15. that gives us nine. we have 22 members aligned for paul mccartney. 16 for george harrison. 12 for john lennon. 10 for ringo starr. the delicate formula -- delegate formula for paul mccartney is as follows. 22 times five, divided by 60. that would give us 1.833. with grounding, paul mccartney receives two delegates from the precinct caucus.
in applying the same mass, the remainder of the captives would receive -- you can see there how each of those formulas will play out. what we want to do is add those up and make sure we have allocated the number we are allowed to allocate. two plus one plus one plus one is five. we have five to give out. we are good to go. >> can you say something about realignment -- to try to get a tie if you have five in your area? josie: the question is about ties and alignment. like i said, if there are two groups that are tied for be aligning -- realigning, you would flip a coin there.
we will talk a little bit about this more in a minute. ok. what if there are too few delegates. what happens if you total up the numbers and realize they don't match, and you have awarded to few delegates -- too few delegates. an additional delegate will be awarded to the group with the highest decimal below .5. you basically say who is closest to rounding up. that will be the person to get the extra delegate. an example. you have 100 attendees with six delegates to elect. the viability is 15.
sorry about that. here is the example. you have 100 with six delegates. 15 is your viability threshold. all of these groups are viable here. when we do the math, and look at the rounding, two plus one plus one plus one is five, but we have six delegates to award. we will want to go to the decimal point. we say, who did not round up, but was closest -- you can see, that is paul with 1.44. he will get awarded an extra delegate there. two plus two plus one plus one is six. we are ready to go. the flipside. what if the number of delegates is greater than the number of
able to the precinct. a very similar process. we say who barely rounded up, or who was closest to rounding down. just a note here -- during the process, a preference group cannot lose it only delegate. if a preference group has only been awarded one delegate, the next closest decimal point will be the one to lose their delegate. that is actually in the example here. again, 100 attendees with four delegates to elect, all the groups are viable. after rounding, we have awarded five delegates, and really had for to go out. we have to look of the decimal point here and say, who is closest to .5. it is ringo.
he is at .60. he only had one delegate to begin with. in this process, you cannot lose your only delegate. we will go to the second closest decimal point which is john. john will move from two to one. when we at all those up -- add all those up, we are back at four. >> [indiscernible] [laughter] [applause] josie: thank you. so -- another what if scenario here. what if two or more preference groups are tied for the loss of a delegate. in this situation, a game of chance is used. we recommend a coin must want drawing a name -- coin toss or drawing a name.
it is all about the decimals. it does not matter if it is 5.48 or 2.48. you are looking at the decimals here. some people get confused about that. it is believed the decimals that count. i wanted to make sure to emphasize that. questions? >> in your first example, when it is the one closest to .5, but they did not reach .5, if the group that had to delegates already -- two delegates already was .49, but the other had .44, you would still awarded to the delegate who already had delegates. josie: it is just about looking at the decimal points. it does not matter what the whole numbers are, it has to do with the decimal point. question back here? >> once you have your preference group sizes, if people leave,
that does not change anything. josie: you need to have the preference group sizes reported to you so they can be counted. >> people can leave at that point, it does not change anything? josie: as long as those final numbers are reported. obviously, we want to encourage people to stay through the whole caucus. absolutely. if people do leave at that point, that does happen. stay until we get the final preference group sizes, and those delegates are awarded.
ok. we will talk about recording the results right now. before we go into the different systems we have here, i want to say, once the delegates have been awarded, a representative from each preference group must sign off on the caucus math worksheet. that is how we verify the math has been done correctly and the numbers are agreed upon by the caucus. at the bottom, were you have people sign off, that is where you can put the contact information. that is where that will occur. i want to talk a little bit -- i'm sure many of you know about the partnership we have with microsoft to introduce our new reporting app. we are very likely to have someone here with us at the training -- he is also available to answer any questions you might have if you were to download that app, and i know a lot of you have participated in the dry run. thank you to those of you who
did that. we are excited to be implementing this and to have rodney here. questions do come up about the technology piece that i might not know as much about. we are both available for questions here. like i said, this is a new system to report results. these are screenshots directly from the app. we will break this down step-by-step. we will go through all of it. we have spots for questions and are happy to take questions as well. how do i get the results reporting app? this is available through the app store on your device. you have to have access to a smart phone or tablet to use this app.
if you don't, that does not mean you cannot be a precinct captain. >> you can use a laptop as well. josie: i believe there is a certain situation where you might be able to use a pc, but let's talk afterwards specifically about that, and rodney can probably help you a little more too. you want to go to the store and search for "iowa democratic caucus 2016."
you will see the blue donkey, and know that you found the right app. you downloaded to your device. step one, open up the app. you will see are welcome screen, which includes our logo. it will have a note that it is connecting to wireless internet or your cellular data. it does not have to just be on my five. obviously, wireless internet will give you a better connection. you can use it to your cellular data. on different phones, different operating systems, this might look slightly different. the screen might be a little altered, but it works exactly the same. the same exact process here. once you are connected, you will see this welcome screen. >> [indiscernible] josie: i don't know the wireless
information for the building. without injuring any other information, you have the option to click "viability number" to assist with calculating the viability. once you are ready to report results, you click "begin." i have a note about a 15 minute deadline. we will talk about that in a minute. this is what the viability calculator looks like. again, you can access this at any point without having to enter any other information. all you would do is enter the number of delegates your precinct has been assigned to elect, and your eligible count. >> on viability, are the
presidential candidates the only ones who are going to be needing preference groups, or are there other precincts that will need preference groups for a congress person or representative? josie: we only do caucus for presidential office. time to report. you click that you are ready to begin and ready to enter into the system. you will now be asked if you are ready to report. a note on this. you will be texted a pin to enter into the system.
once you receive the text message, you only have 15 minutes to complete your report. if for some reason it takes a little longer -- something comes up, and you could not finish the report -- it is not a big deal at all. you will just have to request a new pin. just a note, not a big deal. if you get locked out, you reenter the information there. you go ahead and click yes when you are ready. that's strange. right now, you will not be able to do that. i don't know what happened to my mouse. i would use this keyboard. app authorization. this is a four step process.
we have probably been harassing your phones about getting cell phone numbers. there are a few different reasons. one is to contact you on caucus night. other reason is we need to have your cell phone number that you will be using to report these results prior to caucus night. if you signed in today, there was a spot that asked for your cell phone number and asked if that is a smart phone. if you maybe simply put your home phone number, please be sure to edit that before we collect that form. we want to make sure we're getting people authorized to use the app in the precinct, and you need the cell phone number to do that because you will be texted a pin. we will take questions in just a minute. you enter the phone number that you provided to the iowa democratic party. you will enter your precinct code which is found on the back of the reporting credential which has what your precinct code is.
as long as those two pieces of data match the records that we have, you will be texted a pin. it is unique to your precinct. you will enter that pin. again, as long as the information matches, you will be authorized. here is what those screens look like. you will enter the phone number you provided for recording purposes, and click authorize. you will enter the precinct code that you received, which, again, is found on the reporting credentials. and, you will see the screen here that says it was sent, and there is a text message on the way. that will expire in 15 minutes. you only have 15 minutes to do this report. as you will see, it is a really easy system. it should not take longer than that.
if it does, you will have to be authorized -- reauthorize. i do have a quick note here about if you are using the app on someone else's phone or you have a tablet. let's say i don't have a smart phone, but i know rodney will be at my precinct caucus. i know he has an iphone, and i know he is willing to report, but the iowa democratic party has my number. i'm the one who is authorized for my precinct. what will happen is i can still report results on rodney's phone, or my tablet. i will enter my number because i am the one authorized, but i will enter it on rodney's phone. a text message will come to me because, again, my number was the one that was authorized. we will enter the information on the smartphone and be able to proceed that way.
that is the same think you will do for a tablet because the tablet cannot receive the text messages. you will get it on your cell phone, and you will still need the cell phone that you provided for authorization, but you can report on a different device. it is just a matter of where the text message arrives. quick question. >> i have a flip phone and it does not have texting. josie: the question is about football and that don't have texting. we can talk to you about it -- is there a secretary in your precinct that could play that role?
there is also another system in place that we can talk about in a minute. i will move along because i think i will answer a lot of your questions as we move through. once you collect the pin, you will go ahead and enter that. click enter pin. then, you will see you have been authorized for your precinct, and you are authorized to report those results. this page will list your county
and precinct. make sure that matches what is on your reporting credential. if it doesn't, call us immediately. then go ahead and click "report results." now we will actually enter these numbers. the first thing you will do is enter the number of eligible caucus attendees. as we have said through the training, this is the same number of attendees that you counted at 7:00. you will not recalculate at any point, even if people left the caucus. you will now enter the preference group size for each viable candidate. a quick note here. this is not the number of delegates the candidate has received. this is the number of people within their preference group. every section must have a number, even if that number is zero. if you have people who refuse to realign, or are no longer participating, or people who had no one in their preference group, you would enter zero there. once you enter all those numbers and double check, you click
"calculate results." a couple of error screens. if the total of the group is greater than the attendees, you may receive an error message. the most common example of this is maybe you put in 800 when you meant to put in 80. basic typing errors like that. if you did have to perform a game of chance, that will be recorded through the app. you will see a screen like this. you will have to confirm the winner by typing in their name. that is another feature to make sure you correctly identify the name. >> [indiscernible] game of chance, that will be recorded through the app. you will see a screen like this. josie: yes. the app itself will not perform the game of chance.
you have already done that as you move through the process. this is recording results. right now we cannot. we are prepping the environment because we are so close. after you enter those numbers, you see a page that will walk you through all the calculations. this is a great way to make sure the math is right, to double check everything is correct. it will walk you through if there were too few delegates or too many. every point is nicely laid out
there for you. you have entered your numbers, and now we are at confirming totals and submitting. they will ask you to confirm several times. you will see a tally of the number of candidates each delegate received. if those numbers are correct, you can click "next." you can go back and edit is the e -- if need be. then, you will see a screen indicating that the total numbers of delegates match, and you will be able to proceed to summary. you will see again the delegate counts per candidate. you will be asked to confirm results once more. if correct, click "submit." you will get a final confirmation screen that will say you are about to submit results. it will verify your county and precinct again. then, would you like to proceed. you will click "yes" there. once you do that, you get a screen that says your submission is complete, and you will also get a text message. the screen will also have our
helpline number listed right in the app. this number is a sample number. you can find our helpline. it is on the front of your caucus pocket, on the reporting credential. if you have any questions that come up, please don't hesitate to call us on the helpline. just a couple of notes on the reporting app. if you are in a precinct the only elects one delegate -- again, no preference groups will form -- you will elect a delegate by a majority.
you should enter the total number of eligible attendees in the box next to the preference of that delegate. that symbolizes it was a majority vote, and that is who those people online for when that occurred. once you submit results, you will not be able to resubmit results for that precinct. if you realize a mistake was made, please immediately call our helpline. again, you cannot resubmit. if you are unable to use the reporting app -- you don't have somebody in your precinct with a smart phone, or you can receive text messages, or whatever that may be, we do have our toll-free reporting system. this is different from the helpline.
we have the helpline which will specifically connect you to a live caller who will answer your questions. then, we have the other toll-free reporting system that allows you to report the results. we will walk through that quickly here. >> i think that is probably the one i will be doing. josie: if you are experiencing difficulties, please make sure you still report your results using the call in system. to begin reporting, you called the one 800 number. again, that is on your credentials, in the guide. you will follow the voice prompts. it is a very simple system there. the code will not change. that is on your reporting credential. you will confirm your county and precinct. you will enter the total eligible attendees and confirm that number. in this system, you enter delegate count.
in the app, you do preference group sizes, but on the hotline, you enter the number of delegates that have an assigned to the candidate. you will get a chance to confirm those numbers. when you are done, the system will repeat the entire slate of delegates and confirm that it is the correct number for your precinct. you will confirm that by pressing one. you are finished when you hear the "thank you for submitting your results" message. i will go through a couple of scenarios, then take questions. what if it takes me longer than 15 minutes and i get locked out? re-enter info, not a big deal at all. what if i don't have a smartphone? we want to download the app on
someone else's phone and identify a reporting captain. we just have to make sure we have a phone number that can receive the pin. you can definitely use someone else's phone or a tablet as long as you have your phone number authorized with the iowa democratic party. what if my cell phone dies or has no service? you must still report results. [laughter] josie: use someone else's cell phone or the landline to call the toll-free reporting system and use that. what if i have submitted results and realize i made a mistake? you are not able to resubmit. you will want to call the helpline immediately and talk to one of us. that is where i will be. now i will take some questions and maybe rodney can help. >> are the instructions on the app -- josie: the question is if the questions are available to you -- your reporting guide is the exact same slides you just saw
and it is also step-by-step on your reporting credential. >> this is specifically for reporting delegates for the residential preference group. josie: you enter the preference group sizes, but it is saying this is the number of delegates each candidate received. >> you still have to sell out the paperwork. josie: still fill out the paperwork. >> there is still a lot of information, so please stick around -- >> what if a different chair gets elected? is a temporary chair still responsible for reporting with an app? josie: work with a permanent chair. stand together and report there. right here.
>> [indiscernible] josie: we did a dry run for this. your precinct code on the back of your credential is the code you will enter on caucus night. only use the number on your credential. please be sure to use the code on your reporting credential. a question in the back then rodney and i can help with other issues as well. >> what version of android do you have to have to be compatible with the app? josie: rodney, do you know off the top of your head? it is in the reporting guide. the last page has the versions. rodney: unfortunately, there are
a lot of different versions. we are recommending that people take the latest update they can on their devices, provided to you by android in iowa. unfortunately, there to make up are versions for us to test on every version out there. josie: that was one of the reasons we said it may look a little different depending on what kind of phone you are using, what type of operating system. those will still work. i will move along here. again, i'm available for questions afterwards. we will move into of electing delegates. we don't have too much left. i know we got started a little late. we will try to get this wrapped
up. if you could save your questions for the end, that would be really helpful to move this along. now you have assigned the number of delegates each candidate is going to elect. we will actually have those elections here. each preference group will of liked within their preference group the number of delegates they are entitled, and as many alternates as they choose to elect. back to our previous example -- paul mccartney had 22 people in his group. those 22 people will elect their delegates. it is done in the preference group.
a quick rule about alternates. we recommend electing to alternates per one delegate. we will talk about that in a minute. delegates are elected by simple majority. written ballots may be used. for one into delegates, it is pretty straightforward. with three or more delegates, you should not elect more than half of the delegates plus one in the first round. i will talk through -- the example makes it really clear. this is a simple majority. in the example, let's say your precinct is electing six delegates. only four will be elected in the first round. all the candidates will run. preference group members will vote for only four of the candidates. this is very similar to what you would do in a city council race. you have all the people voting, and it says, "vote for your top three or go whoever has the majority is automatically elected. whoever doesn't move into the next round of voting. very similar to that.
you split that up a bit to encourage more candidates to be involved and be a part of the process. what if my caucus only elects one delegate so no preference group forms? again, a lighted by the caucus as a whole -- no preference groups there. caucus is electing more than one delegate should try to elected evil number of men and women and care should be taken to encourage diversity among the delegate candidates. delegate candidates came be giving -- can be given a brief amount of time to speak to the preference groups before the voting occurs and make a case why they would like to be a delegate there. electing alternates. like we said, it is a good rule of thumb to elect to per delegate -- two per delegate. it is not limited. a good rule of thumb -- two per one delegate.
we had a question about what if someone is not present at the caucus. it is possible to elect someone to be a delegate even if they are not there. i am a huge fan of george harrison, but i have to be out of town on caucus night for a wedding, so i will not be able to make it. i go around to the democrats in my precinct, and say, if george is elected as a delegate, i would like to be awarded a position, could you please enter my name. that could happen.
i can only be elected by the actual people there on caucus night. that is how that will work. just and no, it's not a good idea to elect someone who is not there unless they have asked to be elected. [laughter] save us the headache on that. alternatestes and have been elected, the caucus secretary will fill in the bubble on those forms. they will either mark c for delegate or a for alternate. a summary of caucus results puts it in one place and allows us to get more contact information. that is why we created that form, to make sure our parties have the information to reach out.
all right, ratification. ratification will mean that the sense of the cossacks -- caucus is that the procedures used are consistent with the constitution. the caucus will come back together. you will get out of your preference groups, and you must have a majority vote that, we have played by the rules, and everyone agrees. failure to ratify the slate of delegates may subject them to a challenge at the county convention. this will be recorded on your summary of caucus results forms. we just want to make sure that everyone to ratify that late. i'm going to skip these because
we reformatted them differently to get that contact information, but at the bottom, you can see ratification of slate. that is still on the summary of caucus results forms. it just looks different. what questions do we have the echo -- have? >> if there is a caucus where there is a heavy majority of one candidate, but there is a delegate assigned to a , when you havep those elections for delegates, couldn't the majority vote down the people going for that one delegate? >> the question is about delegates being elected if you have a smaller group that is only awarded one delegate and the majority. you do elect the delegate out of your own preference group, and the ratification just says that
everyone plays by the rules. those elections will occur within the individual preference group. >> can the caucus chair people participate as delegates? >> the question is, the dash cam the question chair be part of a group ? yes. you will still be able to participate. when they form preference groups, you will say, we are going to add more to john lennon . i am a john lennon supporter. you keep facilitating, but that is how you note that. you can be a delegate as well. >> is the county convention date clearly provided? >> it's march 12. i'm not sure that there is a form in there on that, but you will be contacted by your county party if you are elected delegate. >> i think some schools are on spring break at that time.
do you have the dates for district and state? josie: april 30 is district and june 18 is state. april 30 for district, june 18 for state. >> since this is a party building thing besides just reporting the results, we should make sure that the people who stand for delegates can attend and know what date to attend and understand there is a weaning process as they go along. if they are elected at their county convention, they will go to the district convention. face -- electss another slate of delegates. we want them to participate all the way through. josie: yeah. state convention is june 18.
each county and the district committees will determine those, and we will make sure to get that out. i'm going to move along, and we .ill take questions again the national convention is the week of july 25. it's at philadelphia. electing county convention committee representatives. the caucus will elect people to serve on the platform committee and committee on committees from the delegates and alternates just elected. it is two per committee unless .therwise noted these people are just elected from that slate of delegates and
alternates. those are the only people eligible to serve on these county convention committees. we have the platform committee, which helps to determine which resolutions are submitted to the county convention for ratification to the platform. we have the committee on committees, which is the greatest name, and people will be divided up among three different committees. they assist with logistics for the county convention and getting all of that set up. once these elections occur, you will want to fill in the corresponding bubbles on your registration form and mark that on your summary of caucus results form. i think you might of been out of the room when we talked about people not at the caucus, so i can talk to about that afterwards. precincts committee person. obviously, elected in our precinct committee people is
essential to building a strong party. this is our first level of organization. this is how we make sure we are succeeding in electing democrats up and down the ticket. we really want to make sure we have good people who are working with us and this is something that gets done at all of our .aucuses these are elected by democrats on the precinct. there are two elected unless otherwise noted. again they are responsible with helping with the caucuses. candidates should begin in a brief opportunity to speak. the caucus secretary will note that on the registration forms. precinct committee people can be anyone at that caucus and can be elected if they are not present that night. this is everyone. i believe it is a two-year commitment.
, we should make that offer and if people want to be elected they have the opportunity to speak to the growth. >> committee on committees, only those delegates that have been elected? >> the only people who conserve on the platform are the committee on committees, the delegates, or alternates. you have to be a delegate to serve on that committee.
>> most precincts are going to do two on the committee. if i only elect one delegate, i only get one person to the platform committee. >> you can have alternate service as well. it varies county by county. in polk county we have 107 precincts. in those situations you can elect the alternates as well. people conserve on those committees. >> in the past, you have been able to have everyone there as an alternate if they weren't elected as a delegate to the platform committee. >> the number of alternates is
it depends on the caucus. please do this fairly, but obviously this can turn into a long time there. we do have resolution submission forms to be competed -- to be completed. just staple it. if you run out of forms, that is ok. we can just take those in. those should be can -- those should be returned to the county chair. pretty easy. before adjournment, before the caucus is adjourned, there are a few things you are going to want to double check. obviously important there. is it sealed and assigned. did you collect all of your candidate nominating petitions? marking that people are delegates and alternates.
as there anything you wish to put before the caucus? the county convention date is march 12. upcoming democratic party events or candidate events. hearing no other business the caucuses now adjourned. we are not done yet, you guys. we are almost done, i promise. complete all the paperwork. make sure all the forms are on there. documents are signed, and forms
are legible. we are going to talk briefly about what goes into one envelope. it has all the materials listed on it. your surveys, the finance envelope and nomination papers for the state legislature and above. it is the yellow envelope. it is the white paint envelope. that will get -- and that will do the pain copies of the
registration form and math sheet. favorite vacation destinations here. we will go through it. talking about the what-if scenarios. let's be prepared. what happens if you arrive at your caucus site? you have a home phone and a cell -- >> now to cedar rapids, iowa. you see former president bill clinton and daughter chelsea joining hillary at a campaign rally. the candidate is urging voters to attend monday's caucuses on her behalf. this is live road to the white house coverage on c-span. chelsea clinton: hello. hello, hello. evening.
hi. thank you so much, cedar rapids. you are getting a particular shout out over there, dad. thank you. we are so excited to be here this evening. we are so grateful you came out on a saturday night. i could not be more enthusiastic and grateful to hear and see so much enthusiasm in the crowd this evening. be my parents'o daughter, and i am so proud to support my mom in her be my pa'. the main reason i am so proud to support my mom in this election
is because this is the first election for president i will vote in as a mom. when i think about my daughter charlotte who is 16 months old and when i think about charlotte's future little brother or sister, i could not imagine a better grandmother, but also a better person to stand up and fight for them and to fight for the right of every child, as you heard in the video, to live up to his or her god-given potential. i want a president for our future who believes in and has fought for universal health care, early childhood education, smart and sensible gun control, and everything else we need to do to keep our children and families safe, our country strong, and to build a more equal future for every single american regardless of gender or
race or sexual orientation or religion. [applause] i have known my mom my whole life. i do think that is pretty cool, but i'm clearly joined on stage by someone who has known my mother even longer than i have come and admittedly because i'm pregnant, i'm going to get off stage and sit down, but i'm going to leave you in good hands with someone who knows my mom even better and has known her for even longer, my father, the 42nd president, bill clinton. [applause] pres. clinton: thank you. thank you. all, thank you, cedar rapids. i had one of the most wonderful
rallies of my entire career right here in 1992, and i've never forgotten it. want to thank my daughter for carrying on this great fight for her mother because of her concern for her [applause] pres. clinton: i want to thank all the volunteers and the men who have led hillary's campaign it met paul has done a great job. -- campaign. but paul has done a great job. [applause] aes. clinton: hillary has plan to restore broad-based prosperity. every year, the president's state of the union